Coronavirus Canada Updates: More than half of Ottawa’s 65 new COVID-19 cases involve residents under 30

Three more COVID-19 deaths reported in Ottawa; 63 new positive cases today
Three more COVID-19 deaths reported in Ottawa; 63 new positive cases today

Ottawa Public Health is reporting 65 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa, the 29th straight day with fewer than 100 cases of COVID-19.

No new deaths linked to novel coronavirus were reported on Friday.

Thirty-four of the 65 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Friday involved residents under the age of 30.

Since the first case of COVID-19 in Ottawa on March 11, there have been 14,216 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 435 deaths.

The 65 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Friday follows 46 cases on Thursday, 67 cases on Wednesday and 31 cases on Tuesday.

Across Ontario, there are 1,150 cases of novel coronavirus on Friday. Ontario reported 376 new cases in Toronto, 264 cases in Peel Region and 108 cases in York Region.

Public Health Ontario had reported 73 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Friday. There is sometimes a discrepancy in COVID-19 case reporting between Public Health Ontario and Ottawa Public Health based on when the data is collected.

Ottawa is in “Orange-Restrict” status under Ontario’s COVID-19 framework.

Ottawa Public Health data:

COVID-19 cases per 100,000 (previous seven days): 33.7 (up from 32.1 Thursday)
Positivity rate in Ottawa: 1.8 per cent (Feb. 10-16)
Reproduction number: 1.08 (seven day average)
Reproduction values greater than 1 indicate the virus is spreading and each case infects more than one contact. If it is less than 1, it means spread is slowing.

The Orange-Restrict category of Ontario’s COVID-19 framework includes a weekly rate of cases per 100,000 between 25 to 39.9, a percent positivity of 1.3 to 2.4 per cent, and a reproduction number of approximately 1 to 1.1.

As of Feb. 19

Vaccine doses administered in Ottawa (first and second shots): 41,695*
COVID-19 doses received: 48,460
Ottawa received 9,360 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Wednesday.

*OPH says staff were able to extract additional doses out of several vials, which were given to residents. In a statement on its dashboard, OPH said, “Vaccine inventory is based on an expected 5 dose per vial supply. Occasionally, an additional dose (6th dose) is successfully extracted and administered to clients.”

Ottawa Public Health reported 439 active cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Friday, down from 445 active cases on Thursday.

Seventy-one more people have recovered after testing positive for COVID-19. The health unit reports 13,342 resolved cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa.

Twenty-one people are in an Ottawa hospital on Friday with COVID-19 related complications, up from 18 on Thursday.

There are four people in the intensive care unit.

Of the people in hospital, one is under the age of 10, one is in their 30s, two are in their 40s (one is in the ICU), two are in their 50s, two are in their 60s, six are in their 70s (two are in the ICU), and seven are in their 80s (one is in the ICU).

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